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#1 skyhawk newbie May 04, 2012 05:25 PM

Parkzone Radian..Decalage and other Modes..
 
Paul Naton Decalage Mod.

http://glidefast.typepad.com/glidefa...d-set-ups.html

This is how I did mine..

As it was stock..
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...h48/004-11.jpg

Remove the plastic..
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...h48/005-10.jpg

Mark 6mm..
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...h48/006-11.jpg

On both sides..
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...th48/007-8.jpg

Cut it out and make new hole..
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...th48/008-8.jpg

Do not throw away..
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...th48/009-7.jpg

Stick it back in on the lower part..
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...th48/010-4.jpg

Refit plastic..
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...th48/011-3.jpg

Move elevator horn closer in..
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...th48/012-2.jpg

Move rudder horn..
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...th48/013-1.jpg

Cut rubber gap to fit new angle..
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...th48/014-2.jpg

My CG set @ 80mm
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/s...h48/004-12.jpg



Sean

#2 Keenan smith May 05, 2012 12:08 AM

and how'd she fly Subbed BTW :D

Keenan

#3 skyhawk newbie May 05, 2012 04:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k.smith459 (Post 21523466)
and how'd she fly Subbed BTW :D

Keenan

Hi Keenan.:D

The Moded Radian flys very well.
Longer , slower glides.
Theres been a debate going on ( far to long :rolleyes: )
on the main Parkzone Radian thread about this mod..

For me it works , the mod is not for every one..
I have two Radian that I fly , one stock the other moded.
A friend at our flying club can fly my stock Radian ,
but cann't fly the moded one as he says its far to sensitive .

Sean.

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#4 Keenan smith May 05, 2012 04:46 AM

so'd you put Dual rates and/or Expo on the Elev?

#5 skyhawk newbie May 05, 2012 05:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k.smith459 (Post 21524427)
so'd you put Dual rates and/or Expo on the Elev?

You could . .

My settings for the Moded Radian , Flys off my Futaba 9c

Full rate on Aileron / Elevator
D/R 100%
Expo -50%

Half rate
D/R 60%
Expo -50%

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#6 Keenan smith May 05, 2012 04:01 PM

i love gliders with lotsa elevator authority (i hate a mushy elevator response) that way when mixed with plenty of throw you can save yourself from sitcky situations ie a stall and an effective control surface moiving a tiny amount is more effiecient than an uneffective one which needs alot of throw
just my $0.2

Keenans

#7 skyhawk newbie May 05, 2012 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k.smith459 (Post 21528226)
i love gliders with lotsa elevator authority (i hate a mushy elevator response) that way when mixed with plenty of throw you can save yourself from sitcky situations ie a stall and an effective control surface moiving a tiny amount is more effiecient than an uneffective one which needs alot of throw
just my $0.2

Keenans

CG helps as well..

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#8 Keenan smith May 05, 2012 06:14 PM

@Sean is it as rearward as possible for a more efficient Longer Glide?? and more effective elevator?
Where do you Reccomend i place the CofG on my Venom ?? (it has the same wing shape as the CMpro Ventus minus winglets) and better yet its soon to come Bigger brother the Venom II?

Keenan

#9 skyhawk newbie May 05, 2012 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k.smith459 (Post 21529064)
@Sean is it as rearward as possible for a more efficient Longer Glide?? and more effective elevator?
Where do you Reccomend i place the CofG on my Venom ?? (it has the same wing shape as the CMpro Ventus minus winglets) and better yet its soon to come Bigger brother the Venom II?

Keenan

What have you got it set at now ?

#10 Keenan smith May 05, 2012 06:23 PM

i have just Dry fitted both wings and balanced it useing a 4cell nimh 2000mah Rx pack right up near the nose and the CG is at at 43mm From the LE at the mo (my Wings have a lil more Forward Sweep)

all thats left to do is Cut and hinge the Ailerons, Run some Extensions to the aileron servos, Pull a Canopy, Cover the Wings, sheet the Boom balance And Fly!

Keenan

#11 skyhawk newbie May 05, 2012 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k.smith459 (Post 21529125)
i have just Dry fitted both wings and balanced it useing a 4cell nimh 2000mah Rx pack right up near the nose and the CG is at at 43mm From the LE at the mo (my Wings have a lil more Forward Sweep)

all thats left to do is Cut and hinge the Ailerons, Run some Extensions to the aileron servos, Pull a Canopy, Cover the Wings, sheet the Boom balance And Fly!

Keenan

PM sent..

#12 Keenan smith May 05, 2012 06:40 PM

PM replied too ...

#13 ronht May 05, 2012 07:42 PM

I've done this mod and love the difference in performance I now get out of my Radian.

For everyone doing the CG balancing, don't forget to balance the wings horizontially as well. Any trim you have to use to keep the wings level because one wing is heavier than the other is wasting away your energy.

One Chinese Yuan ( about the size of a quarter) in the right wing balanced my wings perfectly.

Ron

#14 Radio.Active May 06, 2012 08:15 AM

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#15 Radio.Active May 06, 2012 08:35 AM

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